Diversity Is Awesome – From Charlie Hebdo To Nice: 5 Years of Islamist Terror by CHRIS TOMLINSON for Breitbart
France has seen a wave of radical Islamic terrorist attacks since 2015, leaving hundreds of dead and injured with little end in sight.
Before 2015, France had seen a small number of Islamic terrorist attacks, such as the Toulouse and Montauban shootings in 2012 in which Islamic radical Mohammed Merah killed seven people and wounded five others, including a Rabbi and three children.
Just years later, another terrorist attack, on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, would usher in a wave of Islamist-inspired attacks year on year to today, when a Tunisian migrant killed three people in a church in the city of Nice.
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In January of 2015, the world was shocked when two radical Islamist brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, stormed the officers of Charlie Hebdo and gunned down and murdered twelve people, most of the victims being employees of the publication.
The claimed motivation behind the attack by the two men, who swore allegiance to the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, was the prior publication of cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed as depictions of Mohammed are forbidden in Islam.
The publication of the cartoons came years after Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten had published their own depictions of the Islamic prophet and had also received death threats from extremists.
The Charlie Hebdo attack was also followed immediately by another attack at a Jewish Kosher supermarket in Paris in which Amedy Coulibaly, a close friend of the Kouachi brothers, took eighteen hostages and killed four before police stormed the shop and killed Coulibaly.
Just a month following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, France saw a terrorist attack in Nice when knife-wielding 30-year-old Moussa Coulibaly, injured three Jewish people outside a local Jewish community centre.